LIGHTING UP THE NIGHT...
Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a little obsessed with lighting!
I spent countless hours planning the electrics and lighting when we designed and built our home in recent years, and with client projects, I always feel that even the most beautiful scheme is never complete without the right level of lighting…practicality is vital of course, but atmospheric is just as important and can really make or break the final feel and comfort in a room.
The same feel and comfort of good atmospheric lighting applies to outdoor living too, and following on from my last post on enjoying the outdoors now the weather is finer, I wanted to share some thoughts on outdoor lighting.
Here at home, we have installed a powerful light that projects light right up the trunk and in to the tree canopy of a beautiful Oak tree in the middle of our drive, and I have placed simple white solar lights around the pond and small string solar fairy lights around some box balls on the deck….even in our unreliable climate and usual lack of sun, all these solar lights have been surprisingly successful! In time, there are other specimen trees and areas that I would like to highlight too...
However, as is often the case, it is the simple, natural ideas that are the best….and I shall be looking to lanterns and some simple diy candle ideas to light up our outdoors eating this summer.
There is nothing quite like candle light is there?
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How do you light up your evenings al fresco?
Wishing you a very happy Tuesday evening….
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